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Inkheart (HOME, Manchester)
Walter Meierjohann directs a new stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Cornelia Funke
Into the Woods (Royal Exchange, Manchester)
Matthew Xia directs Sondheim and Lapine's fairytale musical
My Top 5 Showtunes: Alex Gaumond
The actor picks the musical numbers he couldn't live without
WhatsOnStage Advent calendar: Day 11
Free tickets and offers throughout the month of December
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds)
By Ron Simpson
West Yorkshire Playhouse's new touring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is an unqualified success
Let's talk about sets: Simon Higlett on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
By Simon Higlett
Designer Simon Higlett reveals how he went about designing the new touring version of the classic musical
Matthew Bourne: 'I see myself as a man of the theatre'
Choreographer Matthew Bourne explains how he came to dance, his love of musicals and his current Christmas show Sleeping Beauty
Matt Trueman: has diversity in new writing stalled?
Following Lenny Henry's Radio 4 series Raising the Bar, Matt Trueman asks where are the next generation of black British playwrights
Top 10 theatre openings this week: 7 - 13 December
Jim Broadbent, Myanna Buring, Tom Stoppard and Johnny Flynn are a few of the names featured in this week's UK theatre openings